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2020 Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series

December 5, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center presents the third annual COLD WINTER NIGHTS COMEDY SERIES presented by Atlas Fare – three months of comedy starting January 2020. Each month will feature a stand-up comedy show on the Numerica PAC stage turned into an intimate, energetic “black box” experience. Tickets are on sale now at the Numerica PAC.

JANUARY

The stand-up comedy headliner on January 18 at 7:30pm will be award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Graham Kay.

Described as “Quick, clever, deliciously sarcastic and brilliantly funny” by The Huffington Post Comedy, Graham has recently performed stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on NBC’s Bring The Funny. He has also won the coveted Just for Laughs 2013 Homegrown Comic Competition, and has appeared on HLN’s On Call With Dr. Drew, Fusion’s Video On Trial, and the 2018 hit summer movie Super Troopers 2. In addition, Graham’s comedy can currently be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio and seen on The Comedy Network.

FEBRUARY

The stand-up comedy headliner on February 15 at 7:30pm is Amy Miller.

Amy has quickly risen to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest in Helium’s 2015 contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian for 2013 and 2015. She was the first woman to win each position and the only one to win all three.

Along with being voted as one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comics for 2018, Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Amy is a nationally touring festival and comedy club headliner who has “found a wildly creative way to find empowerment while simultaneously sparking laughter” (Laugh Button). She has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SxSW, the High Plains Comedy Fest, Laughing Skull, Big Sky, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bumbershoot Festival and more. Her material is personal, political and 100% authentic.

MARCH

The stand-up comedy headliner on March 14 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm is Todd Barry.

Todd Barry has released three one-hour stand-up specials including his latest one for Netflix, Spicy Honey.

He’s appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Late Night With Seth Meyers and his acting credits include The Wrestler, Road Trip, Flight of the Concords, Chappelle’s Show, Spin City, Sex and the City. You may have heard his voice on the animated series Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Todd is also the author of the critically-acclaimed 2017 travel memoir Thank You For Coming To Hattiesburg.

 

Cold Winter Nights is intended for a mature audience and made possible by Atlas Fare, Jake Davison with American Family Insurance, Endsley & Co., Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis, Mercantile, Vicki & Tom K Michael DDS, PS, North 40 Productions, Sweetwood BBQ & Dilly Deli, Tumbleweed Bead Co., and Alpha Media.

 

General admission tickets to each stand-up comedy show are $22, and reserved VIP Tables for 4 are available for $140. Tickets are limited. Series packages to all three stand-up shows are $60.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

 

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 27, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center proudly announces the 2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Melissa Miller- Port as the recipient in the professional division and Ford & Marlys Barrett as the recipients in the volunteer division. Miller-Port will be recognized at the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Friday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on December 6 at 7:00pm. The Barretts will be recognized at the Saturday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on December 7 at 1:00pm. Holiday Spice is sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly and Richard & Connie Hoffmann.

 

The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley. The winners will be publicly recognized during the two performances of Holiday Spice with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque.

 

Melissa Miller-Port- Professional Division

Melissa Port was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. where she studied dance at The David DeMarie Dance Studio and upon graduation went on tour with Greg Thompson Productions. Melissa is certified by Dance Masters of America and is past president of chapter 39. While on tour, Melissa go to see the world and perform for celebrities like Michael Jackson, David Copperfield, Dionne Warwick and President Ronald Regan. When she finished touring, she moved to Wenatchee where she has owned and directed The Fabulous Feet Dance Studio and Academy of Ballet for the last 30 years. Melissa is married to Jon Port and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. All of her children also studied dance and she and Jon love taking ballroom classes as well. Melissa has choreographed numerous local musicals including Mary Poppins, Newsies and will begin work on Mamma Mia in January. Melissa, her fabulous staff and The Wenatchee Valley Symphony bring to life The Wenatchee Nutcracker. Melissa also volunteers for The Lions Club, The WA state Apple Blossom Organization and The Wenatchee Figure Skating Club. Dance and the performing arts have been a lifelong passion for Melissa. The icing on the cake is the love she has for all of her students, her happy place is in the studio teaching.

 

Ford & Marlys Barrett- Volunteer Division

Ford and Marlys moved to Wenatchee following Ford’s retirement from the Air Force. We had always enjoyed participating in activities with people in the nearby communities during our military years, so of course they wanted to become involved right away in groups and activities in Wenatchee. They have always believed that vibrant arts programs make for a healthy community. The Performing Arts Center was a good place for them to begin. Through the years they have been pleased to be members of the PAC, to sponsor and attend events, and to enjoy extra happenings such as the Festival of Trees and the Spring Fling. They have extended their support to other arts organizations as well, including Music Theater of Wenatchee, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony, and the Leavenworth Summer Theater. Also, we are enthused supporters of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation. They are so happy to be living in such a fabulous community and in such a beautiful area and are pleased to contribute to many dynamic organizations that make Wenatchee such a wonderful city.

 

Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

A Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is someone who has left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in Central Washington.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Suzanne Carr (2018), Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)

VOLUNEER DIVISION                                                         

Cynthia Brown (2018), Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)

 

Holiday Spice information and tickets at www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org, 509-663-ARTS, or Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. The media sponsors for this event are NCW Media, Wenatchee Business Journal, and Sunny FM.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

2019 Numerica Festival of Trees

A Benefit for the Numerica Performing Arts Center

November 1, 2019 – Join the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another year of holiday spirit at the annual NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES fundraiser, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union. The halls will be filled with lavishly decorated trees and wreaths and the weekend packed with premiere events at the Stanley Civic Center, December 5-7. This weekend festival is a fundraiser for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

 

PUBLIC VIEWING

Public viewing hours are free to the public, upstairs in the Stanley Civic Center. Check out the array of community-decorated trees and wreaths of all sizes, with the chance to take them home in the silent auction.

  • Thursday, December 5, 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, December 6, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, December 7, 10am – 4pm

 

HOLIDAY SPICE

Holiday Spice is back at the Numerica PAC this year with two variety shows: December 6 at 7:00pm and December 7 at 1:00pm. This annual, holiday community concert features the area’s best performers, saluting the season through dance, music, comedy, and other various performances. Additionally, the Numerica PAC will recognize the 2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement recipients at both performances. Tickets are $27-$33 with discounts for seniors and students; Prices increase on show day. This event is sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Richard & Connie Hoffmann, Gil & Kay Sparks with media support by Sunny FM.

 

LITTLE BLACK DRESS PARTY

The Little Black Dress Party is the premier ladies event of the season at the Wenatchee Convention Center on December 6 starting at 7:30pm. Women can enjoy a night of dancing, giveaways, cocktails, and more! Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $30; VIP tables for 4 are $200 and include tickets, a reserved table, champagne, and exclusive VIP bar access. Ticket prices go up November 15, 2019 to $35 and VIP tables for 4 for $220. This event is sponsored by Macy’s.

 

DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

The annual Dinner and Live Auction is one of the most important fundraisers for the Numerica Performing Arts Center on December 7 at 5:00pm. The evening includes a sumptuous dinner, a live auction featuring exclusive experiences and grand trees, live entertainment by Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and more at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Tickets are $75 or $700 for a table of 10. This event is sponsored by Confluence Health.

Tickets to the Numerica Festival of Trees events are available online at www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org, by phone at 509-663-ARTS, or at the Numerica PAC Box Office.

ABOUT NUMERICA FESTIVAL OF TREES

The Numerica Festival of Trees is North Central Washington’s premier holiday event organized by local volunteers and funded by local businesses and families. The weekend is a true community event to raise funds for the Numerica Performing Arts Center, a non-profit organization that hosts world-class entertainment in Downtown Wenatchee and a quality theater for local performers.

 

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards

October 29, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Nominations are now being accepted for the STANLEY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. Nominations are open until November 22, 2019, and can be made at the Numerica PAC Box Office or online at www.numericapac.org.

The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley and are presented in two categories: Volunteer and Professional. Nominees shall be a volunteer or professional of the arts in Central Washington for a minimum of 10 years, and have left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in our community.

Each winner will be honored at one of the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Holiday Spice performances in December with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque and medallion.

Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Suzanne Carr (2018), Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)

VOLUNEER DIVISION                                                         

Cynthia Brown (2018), Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

NUMERICA PAC ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

October 4, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA:

Effective immediately, Robert Cox is no longer the Executive Director of the Numerica PAC.

Robert Cox was hired by the board of directors in June of this year based on his skills and experience in both finance and theater. Over the last several months, the board received many communications and feedback from varying stakeholders in and around the Numerica Performing Art Center. The board of directors discussed this feedback at length as it was their intention to ensure that they looked at the full picture and gave all parties an opportunity to make the Numerica PAC the best it can be. Ultimately, after assessing the gravity of the situation, the board chose to take action. Effective immediately, Robert Cox is no longer the Executive Director of the Numerica PAC. The board feels this is the best decision to ensure the Numerica PAC’s stability moving forward.

The board is discouraged by the trust they may have lost from the community in recent months and intend to actively rebuild its credibility moving forward. The board is grateful for so many passionate supporters of the arts that have been patient while they navigated this situation.

Alex Haley, Program Manager at the Numerica PAC, will be assisting as the Interim Executive Director while the board determines a timeline for a permanent leadership solution. With Alex’s experience and collaboration, they plan on moving forward to make sure the Numerica PAC continues to thrive. They are focusing on financial stability, membership growth and organizational efficiencies.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

 
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